Author's Note: Well, recently I've been getting quite a few reviews/favorites/follows on this story. You guys were making me feel bad for not updating. Coincidentally, I just got finished with school and I have much more free time. (I just finished finals, which is why I didn't update) So I decided I will, as of now, start re-writing this story. Once this chapter is up, it means I have also re-uploaded the other 3 chapters. So starting now this is the revamped fixed version of Old Friends, New Problems. So here it goes, I hope the re-write turns out better. Enjoy and tell me what you think!
Disclaimer: I do not own Power Rangers Samurai or the characters in it
Chapter One: Unexpected Arrival (Edited)
The team was outside training in the yard. Mike was sparring with Emily, Mia was sparring with Kevin, and Antonio sparring with Jayden. Emily and Mike were locked in an intense battle. Neither one was wanting to give up. Every time one of them got an advantage the other would somehow manage to make it even again. The two had been at it for about 20 minutes, when Mike saw someone outside the gate.
"Hey Jayden, are you expecting anyone?" Mike asked.
"No, why?" Jayden said confused.
"Cause some dude is at the gate. And I sorta doubt it's a salesman." Mike said.
"I'll go check it out. You guys try and hide all the equipment just in case." Jayden told the team.
As the rest of the team, minus Jayden, were hiding away anything related to the samurai, Mentor came running out of the door. He arrived at the gate seemingly out of breath. He opened the gate and welcomed the stranger inside.
"Everyone come here. You don't need to hide anything." Mentor told them.
The team stopped what they were doing and walked over to Mentor Ji. They all looked confused. Even Jayden, who normally knew what was going on. They all looked at the young man standing beside Ji. The boy looked to be about 17 or 18, with dark short hair. He wore a black t-shirt and blue jeans. He was quite tall, looking to be almost six feet tall.
"Rangers, this is Zac. He is going to be the new black ranger. I want you to welcome him into the team." Mentor said.
"Zac? Is that you?" Mike asked excitedly.
"It's me! In the flesh!" Zac said.
"Oh my gosh! I haven't seen you since, what, 8th grade?" Mike said excitedly.
"Must have been! I told you I'd be seeing you again!" Zac exclaimed as he went over to Mike and they shared a bro hug.
Once the two boys let go, Mike introduced him to the rest of his confused team.
"Guys, this is the Zac I talked about, the one I went to school with. We were best friends." Mike explained.
"I think I remember you mentioning him before." Emily said.
"So you going to introduce me to the your team or will I have to guess who everyone is?" Zac jokingly asked Mike.
"Oh yeah, sorry! So in the red is Jayden, he's the red ranger. Next to him is Antonio, he's the gold ranger. Then there's Kevin the blue ranger, Mia the pink ranger, and Emily. She's the yellow ranger." Mike said introducing everyone.
"Hi, it's nice to have you on the team. We can use all the help we can get." Jayden said as he shook Zac's hand.
"Zac, you'll be sharing a room with Mike and Kevin. Mike can show you where it is. You can all have the day off to get acquainted. But tomorrow we have training, bright and early." Mentor said before leaving the rangers alone.
"C'mon Zac. I'll show you where you'll be staying." Mike said as he dragged Zac into the house.
"I hope he isn't like Mike, or I am going to die." Kevin said once they were inside.
"Well it seems like him and Mike were best friends. So, good luck Kev!" Antonio said, patting him on the shoulder.
"Oh joy…" Kevin said.
"I'm sure it can't be that bad. For all we know he could be just like Kevin." Jayden said.
"I don't know why, but I highly doubt it." Kevin said.
"It'll be nice to have someone new around." Emily said happily.
"You're just happy that he's going to goof off all the time like Mike. And that he just so happens to be really good looking." Mia said, with a smirk on her face.
"Ouch. I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty offended." Antonio joked.
"Ha ha ha! All Im saying is that it'll be nice to have someone else on the team, hot or not." Emily said.
"What are we talking about?" Zac said as he showed up behind Emily.
The team all started giggling, trying to be silent. Everyone was laughing except Mike, Zac, and Emily. Emily was blushing, hoping that Zac didn't hear anything she had said. Zac seemed amused by the whole thing. He knew they were talking about him, and he knew Emily must have said something about him she wouldn't want him to hear. Yes, he did like Emily. He had only been there for a couple of minutes, but she was gorgeous. And from what Mike had told him, she was sweet, kind, caring, down to earth, and totally available.
Mike saw the way Zac was looking down at Emily. It was the same way that Jayden always looked at Mia. The same way that Mike himself looked at Emily, at least according to the others. Mike was starting to feel jealous. He knew it wasn't Zac's fault though, he didn't know that Mike liked her. But he was planning on telling him, before things between the two got too far.
"Oh, we were just talking about how it's gonna be so nice to have another ranger fighting on our side." Jayden said. Emily looked and Jayden and mouthed thank you. He mouthed back a you're welcome.
"Totally. I watched you guys on TV, you're all amazing. It's an honor to be here." Zac said.
"Thanks, but if you got Mentor Ji's approval, you must be pretty good yourself. I know I had to work for years to become a samurai. How long have you been training?" Antonio asked.
"I've been training since 8th grade. Before I started training I took karate class, so I shouldn't be too far behind. Hopefully." Zac told them.
"So that's why you left after 8th grade. I thought you just transferred schools or something." Mike said.
"Well why don't we all head inside and get to know each other better. I can make lunch for all of us too!" Mia said excitedly.
"Great idea Mia! But you should let Antonio cook lunch. You have cooked for us so much already. And I'm sure Zac can wait to taste your amazing cooking." Emily said as she headed for the door with the rest of the team.
"Oh no it's okay, I bet Antonio wants to talk with you guys." Mia assured her yellow friend.
"No, its fine Mia! I don't mind at all!" Antonio said, seeing where Emily was coming from.
"If you're sure" Mia said with a shrug as she walked into the Shiba house.
Mike ran to catch up to Emily who was walking beside Zac. "Thank you Emily! We really owe you one." Mike said.
"Ha, I just didn't want Zac to think that were all terrible and run away." Emily joked.
"Her cooking can't be that bad." Zac said.
"You've never had her cooking. I'm pretty sure most of it isn't even edible." Mike said.
"Woah. Why does she think she's such a good cook then?" Zac asked Mike, Emily, Jayden and Kevin.
"The guys wanted to tell her that it was terrible. I wouldn't let them." Emily answered.
"In our defense, we aren't the best with girls and feelings." Kevin said.
"Let's just go inside and relax. Get to know Zac, then tomorrow we can do some more training and see what he can do." Jayden said as he walked into the house. The rest of the team followed behind him. When they walked into the room they saw Antonio in the kitchen and Mia trying to help him prepare lunch.
"Mia! I need your help! I think I hurt my ankle?" Kevin said, everyone except Mia could tell he was lying to try and get her out of the kitchen.
"Oh my gosh! I'll go get the wrap, some ice, and something to support your ankle. Jayden, Mike, Zac, can you help Kevin get on the couch?" Mia asked as she rushed out of the room towards the medicine cabinet.
"Nice save Kev, nice save." Mike said laughingly as he, Zac, and Jayden helped him sit down on the couch.
"What did you do Kevin?" Mia asked as she started to ice his ankle, then put a pillow under it to keep it elevated.
"I don't know. I was just walking inside and, I must have stepped on it awkwardly." Kevin said, while trying to look like when she touched his ankle it was painful.
"Well I'm going to go help Antonio make lunch." Jayden said, he then walked out of the common room and into the kitchen.
"I'm going to head to my room and change if we have the day off." Emily said as she walked away towards her room.
"Hey Zac, wanna come to our room. We can talk and catch up." Mike said.
"Sure." Zac said. They walked into their room. Mike shut the door while Zac sat down on the chair.
"So whatcha wanna talk bout?" Zac asked.
"It's about Emily…" Mike began.